Recent Reports

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Latest reports (up from January 2023)  see below

  • 2023-09: Ethiopia / Lalibela: The third block of Laudato Si Village is under construction 
The PBF has been supporting social housing for needy families in Lalibela for 17 years. Amanuel Village and Peter Village have become an integral part of Lalibela. In addition, Read more […]

  • 2023-09: Kenya / Mathare: Feeding school children

School children have been receiving a healthy meal every day for six years This nutrition program covers a good 2,000 children every day at various schools and is primarily intended to help them concentrate during lessons, writes George Orimba, the Read more […]

  • 2023-09: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Construction of the PBF Memorial Clinic

Construction of the PBF Memorial Clinic is proceeding despite the emergency situation in the Amhara region including Lalibela Ethiopia I’ve spent the past 15 days in Lalibela. Our people suffer greatly as a result of the government’s emergency declaration Read more […]

  • 2023-08: Ethiopia / Gashena:  Treatment of large numbers of eye diseases

Our Emmanuel Clinic (EMC) continues to provide eye care on a very large scale on a quarterly basis. This was also the case in July 2023. Our guest from Switzerland, Tomas, followed the event. 70 patients Read more […]

  • 2023-08: Ethiopia / Lalibela: construction of the Memorial Clinic started 

The construction of the Memorial Clinic in Lalibela started in July with the cooperation of Tomas from Switzerland Tomas Hostettler spends his one-month vacation in Ethiopia, especially in Lalibela. Day by day he is involved in the construction of Read more […]

  • 2023-08: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF reaches out to the poor

PBF reaches out to the poorwho don’t know the Foundation can help them Mekdes Melash, now 28, was engaged to a poor church worker when she was 12 and later married. The marriage was good at first. Five years ago, she gavebirth to her first daughter Read more […]

  • 2023-07:  Ethiopia / Lalibela: Clinic in Lalibela: land purchase, laying of the foundation stone in January and now the building permit by the authorities

It will be called PBF Memorial Clinic and will serve as a present and future reminder of PBF’s valuable work in this Holy City. Read more […]

  • 2023-07: Kenya / Nairobi: PBF Education in Kenya: From a Street Child to a Medical Doctor graduate.

Kevin Kariuki a former street boy has just graduated from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi. PBF came to the rescue of Kevin after he was Read more […]

  • 2023-06: Ethiopia  southwestern part: PBF encounters mission for the Manja tribe

Among the marginalized Manja tribe in southwestern Ethiopia, PBF encounters its core mission The Manja people live partly in the southern geographical zones of Kafa, Sheka, Bench Maji, Dawro as well as in Konta. Here they live their own life as an Read more […]

  • 2023-06: Kenya / Nairobi: Afya Mtaani in Mathare after Covid shortages and restrictions

New opportunities open up It is truly amazing and surprising how new opportunities emerge from unexpected limitations! The name Afya Mtaani means ‘local health’ or ‘road health’ in the Swahili Read more […]

  • 2013-05: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Life’s dreams become reality – the example of Maregu, a shepherd

The beginnings of the life of Maregu Hunegnaw, 28, are hardly different from infinitely many other people in the countryside. Maregu was born in a village outside Lalibela Read more […]

  • 2023-05: Ethiopia: Yossy and Abel – the pillars of PBF in southern Ethiopia

PBF has also carried out numerous projects in the South for a decade to change the lives of many people. This would never have been possible without the suggestions and active, competent help of Read more […]

  • 2023-05: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF Village “Laudato Si” – a stopover with the participation of the authorities

On May 6, 2023, the responsible authorities of Lalibela, social workers, those responsible for PBF and some future residents met at the newly and soon to be completed two Read more […]

  • 2023-05: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Assefa Derese opens a veterinary clinic

Ethiopia is a country with large numbers of livestock, especially cattle. However, health maintenance is difficult due to the lack of veterinary clinics and veterinarians. This is particularly true Read more […]

  • 2023-04: Ethiopia / Gashena: Groundwater project 

This project by PBF is a reminder of the water scarcity in Africa and above all a catastrophic situation that is getting worse and worse. As populations there continue to grow and the climate crisis robs the continent of Read more […]

  • 2023-04: Ethiopia / Durame: Goats to fight poverty in Durame

Many families are affected by extreme poverty, especially in the rural areas of the Durame region. Yossy and Abel, take care of this problem. They are brothers and have been very involved with PBF for Read more […]

  • 2023-04: Ethiopia / Lalibela:  A light for the Easter festival of Fasika

In the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, Easter is called Fasika – a “real feast” is the literal translation. 55 days lasted the very strict fasting period. We needed animal food again. This is also expressed Read more […]

  • 2023-04: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa: Examples show how compassion and concrete action change the situation of individuals

I accompanied Peter Bachmann almost daily during his two-month stay (January and February) in Addis Ababa at the small convent of the Franciscan nuns in Bole. I saw Read more […]

  • 2023-04: Ethiopia: PBF community based health insurance support, Lalibela, Norther Ethiopia and Fuga community Boditi, southern Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa, having more than 120 million people (the second most-populous in Africa). Read more […]

  • 2023-03: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Shelter and dignity : Laudato Si is the name of a new settlement in Lalibela.

The construction of houses for destitute people continues with “Laudato Si”. For 17 years PBF has been working to help people without shelter in Lalibela. Neglected by the Read more […]

  • 2023-03: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa: Social center VDI extends for years far beyond Addis Ababa

VDI is an association founded by Terfa Dinka, an ethiopian roman catholic layman, whose mission is to assist old and stranded people, men and women from the street. They live on the streets in Read more […]

  • 2023-03: Ethiopia: The war nobody talks about

For the second time, SRF Africa correspondent Samuel Burri took the opportunity to report on the situation in Ethiopia, especially on the situation in Tigray in the north, in the Daily News of 7 March. Today, 8 March, the day Read more […]

  • 2023-03: Ethiopia /  Tigray: A region scarred by war

“The bloodiest war of the present” says SRF correspondent Samuel Burri. According to estimates, around 600,000 people have died as a result of the civil war in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia. Now there Read more […]

  • 2023-03: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Peter Bachmann laying the foundation stone of the PBF Memorial Clinic in Lalibela

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  • 2023-02: Switzerland / Ethiopia: In Memoria Vic Eugster

VIC EUGSTER – his visit to Lalibela 2016. Remembering Vic in the « here and now » has colours that can be captured more meaningfully in pictures than in words. « Here” means Ethiopia, the highlands of Lalibela, where Vic first boldly set out in Read more […]

  • 2023-02: Ethiopia / Gashena: Comprehensive treatment of eye diseases

Sixteen years ago when Peter Bachmann was in Ethiopia for the first time, Getachew Aydagn, the then initiator of PBF in Lalibela, proposed a comprehensive survey on eye diseases. Unfortunately, the Read more […]

  • 2023-02: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Pilgrimage Week of Blessing, Part#2

Peaceful encounters also in the spirit of PBF  Part 2 of the report of Abebe Zewdu This year Peter Bachmann is also with us. He has been accompanying this great feast with us for a good sixteen years. He is held in the highest esteem by countless Read more […]

  • 2023-02: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Pilgrimage Week of Blessing, Part#1

PBF experiences a Pilgrimage Week of Blessing in January- Make wide the room of your tent (Isaiah 54:2)  Part 1 report of Abebe Zewdu One of the most significant festivals in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is called Lidet or Genna, which falls in Read more […]

  • 2023-02: Ethiopia / Gashena: Water from the depths: new wells from groundwater

Under the dedicated leadership of Ashenafi Mamo and his team of seven, PBF has been working with farmers in the Gashena area for over ten years. Gashena is located at a very important road Read more […]

  • 2023-02: Ethiopia / Lalibela:  From the street to a high respected small business in Lalibela

PBF is a non-profit foundation that supports people with disabilities, the elderly, the sick, students with financial problems, the homeless and other needy people in the sense of helping Read more […]